Scythe

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"Fans of A Wrinkle in Time can't miss Dimension Drift!" - Christina Trevaskis, The Book Matchmaker

A prequel novella to the new series from USA Today's 'must read YA paranormal romance' author, Christina Bauer.

Truth time. I go to a Learning Squirrel High School. Don’t judge.

On second thought, judge away. Learning Squirrel is one step above attending class in a junkyard. But what do you expect? Everything’s made out of garbage these days. At least, I have my freelance work to keep Mom and me housed, clothed, and fed. How? I’m your regular high school science geek for hire... only my work manipulates space-time. These gigs pay really well, but the government wants people like me dead. Good thing I’m super careful about hiding from their detection systems.

Then I screw up a job. Badly. My house slips into two-dimensional space-time. It only lasts for a few seconds, but the move still sets off about a dozen government alarms. If they track me down, Mom and I are good as dead. Long story short, I need to pay someone off, hide the evidence, and keep us safe.

Unfortunately, that means asking the Scythe for help. He runs the local underground crime scene and has absolutely no conscience. Or I'm pretty sure he doesn’t. It’s hard to think straight when a guy’s that hot in an evil Mafioso kingpin kind of way. More importantly, he's a crime lord who can conceal my slip-up with a few clicks on his minion’s computer keyboards. But the Scythe has his price. In this case, he wants me to finish a certain dimensional prototype for him in twenty-four hours. I can do it, but it might mean Learning Squirrel High gets blown up in the process. Oh yes, and there's also my new hot classmate who may or may not be an alien... and he says he'll do anything to help me.

This job won't be easy, but I’ve gotten out of worse scrapes. Maybe.

"Bauer’s unique voice blends magical fantasy, swooning romance, and a bucketful of teenage sass." - Booklist

This new series is perfect for: fans of urban fantasy, action & adventure, cool science, evil corporations, forbidden romance and hot new classmates who may or may not be aliens.

Dimension Drift Worlds
1. Dimension Drift (April 2018)
2. Umbra (Fall 2018)

Dimension Drift
1. Alien Minds (Spring 2019)
2. ECHO Academy (Spring 2020)

More series from author Christina Bauer: Beholder (YA Dark Fantasy), Angelbound (YA Urban Fantasy) and Fairy Tales of the Magicorum (YA Urban Fantasy)
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About the author

Christina Bauer thinks that fantasy books are like bacon: they just make life better. All of which is why she writes romance novels that feature demons, dragons, wizards, witches, elves, elementals, and a bunch of random stuff that she brainstorms while riding the Boston T. Oh, and she includes lots of humor and kick-ass chicks, too. Christina lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby. She loves to connect with her fans at MonsterHouseBooks.com, and you can read about giveaways, outtakes from her characters and more in her newsletter (sign up at https://goo.gl/LYueFD).

Christina is the author of the bestselling Angelbound series about heaven, hell and purgatory, and the angels, demons, dragons, ghouls and humans that call them home; the Beholder series, about a farm girl turned necromancer who needs to save the world; and the upcoming Fairy Tales of the Magicorum , in a world like our own where fairies, shifters and wizards are real, but magic is disappearing - unless the fairytale princesses can rescue us all.

Angelbound Origins
•Angelbound
•Scala
•Acca
•Thrax
•The Dark Lands
•Armageddon

Angelbound Offspring
•Maxon
•Portia
•Zinnia (Fall 2019)

Beholder
•Cursed
•Concealed
•Cherished
•Crowned

And Coming Soon...

Fairy Tales of the Magicorum
•Wolves and Roses (October 31, 2017)
•Shifters & Glyphs (Fall 2018)

Dimension Drift
•Prequel #1 (2018)
•Prequel #2 (2018)

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Publisher
Monster House Books
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Published on
Apr 24, 2018
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Pages
125
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ISBN
9781945723049
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Love & Romance
Young Adult Fiction / Dystopian
Young Adult Fiction / Science Fiction / Alien Contact
Young Adult Fiction / Time Travel
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This content is DRM protected.
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Available on Android devices
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"Fans of A Wrinkle in Time can't miss Dimension Drift!" - Christina Trevaskis, The Book Matchmaker

Meimi Archer wakes up in the hospital to find she’s living the perfect life. Too bad it’s not hers.

On my seventeenth birthday, I wake up in the hospital to find I just survived a sketchy but terrible accident. My parents stand by my bedside—both are beautiful, wealthy, and super-nice. They tell me that once I leave the hospital, I’ll attend the prestigious ECHO Academy, where I’ll churn out equations for the government along with my mega-smart peers.

So, I’m living the perfect life.

Then why does everything feel all wrong?

My parents, my house and even ECHO Academy...none of it fits. Plus, what’s up with Thorne, my brooding yet yummy classmate who keeps telling me I need to remember my true past, which seems to have included a lot of us kissing? That’s one thing I’d really like to remember, except for the fact that I’m pretty sure Thorne is hiding a ton of nasty secrets of his own, including the fact that he may not be from this world. But considering how my own past seems alien to me, it’s not like I can judge. Plus, Thorne has dimples. That’s a problem.

And worst of all, why does it feel so yucky to work on these calculations for the government? It’s all supposed to be part of ECHO, but my heart tells me that I’m helping something truly terrible come to pass. Thorne seems to think that kissing him again will release my real memories.

Maybe it’s time to pucker up.

"Appealing and engaging. Love the strong female character!" - Arlene's Book Reviews

This new series is perfect for: fans of urban fantasy, action & adventure, cool science, evil corporations, forbidden romance and hot new classmates who may or may not be aliens.

Dimension Drift Worlds
1. Dimension Drift (April 2018)
2. Umbra (Fall 2018)

Dimension Drift
1.Alien Minds (Spring 2019)
2. ECHO Academy (Spring 2020)

More series from author Christina Bauer: Beholder (YA Dark Fantasy), Angelbound (YA Urban Fantasy) and Fairy Tales of the Magicorum (YA Urban Fantasy)
A Short Story

The gang, Max, Mark, Randall, and Jamie loved summer and the pond at the old mill.  The summer break, before entering high school, was like every other year.  Until it changed. 

On the day when Jamie stopped swimming in cutoff jeans and put on a bikini, Max found the crystalline Orb at the bottom of the old mill pond. 

To the guys, Jamie was a “bookworm” until her iridescent blue bikini changed how they thought about Jamie.  No longer “one of the guys”, Jamie was beautiful in the eyes of her best friends.  

Wanting out of the dying mill town, Jamie planned to leave the day after graduation.   She ignored her mother’s guidance and did not “dress to impress”.  Leaving was the only option, else she would end up alone, and lonely, like her mother.  Jamie did not care which one of “her” boys took her away, she loved them all.

Jamie wanted to be noticed.  The bikini was just the start.

On the day Max found the crystalline Orb, his other geo specimens got boxed up and put in storage.  The Orb became Max’s obsession.  Why was the Orb warm when he pulled it from the cold pond water?  Max wanted to know why he was having frequent daydreams about the future.  He was sure the Orb was causing the vivid daydreams.  Max began to think he was being manipulated by the Orb.

The day on the frozen pond was Max’s turning point.   Saving the boy from falling through the ice was the spark.  Max knew the Orb was showing him important things in the visions.   It was a vision that he used to help the boy on the ice.  The trigger was in the realization he could use the visions to help his friends.

The headache from saving the boy on the ice was the first clue there was more to the visions and the Orb. 

The gang always knew Max was special, and more so after he found the Orb.  Jamie was the first to notice the effects Max was suffering from the Orb.  She made Max confess and she vowed to never let her friend suffer alone.

Jamie was afraid of the future.

Max had seen the future and knew what he needed to do to protect his friends.


Cover art by: Laura J. Prevost Photography

THE BLUE PLANETS WORLD SERIES
Earth finally receives a message from space:
"You only live on land. Allow us to live in the seas."
Rison will implode soon. They desperately need a new blue planet, a water planet. But Earth is crowded. Will humans be able to open their hearts to an alien race?
SLEEPERS, Book 1
A rogue militia.
A diabolical sabotage.
Is an alien teen is the only hope for either blue planet?
A test-tube baby, fifteen-year-old Jake Rose is half human and half alien; he has both lungs and gills.He's been raised on the "other blue planet," Rison. However, in a horrifying science-gone-wrong scenario, Rison will soon implode. He evacuates to Earth to live with his human father's parents on Bainbridge Island in Puget Sound. His mother, Dayexi Quad-de is Rison's ambassador to Earth. She's tasked with finding Risonians a new home on Earth in a peaceful manner.
Jake accidentally discovers that Earth's elite ELLIS forces are trying to sabotage Mt. Rainier by starting an eruption so that they can blame it on the Risonian aliens. Working to thwart them, Jake suddenly realizes his mother--the ambassador--is missing.
Sleepers is the first novel in the action-packed science fiction The Blue Planets World series. This classic teen novel of finding your place in society combines with thrilling science fiction that delivers a punch. If you like the intrigue and excitement of Ender's Game or I Am Number Four, you'll love Darcy Pattison's science fiction series of survival among the galaxies.
ALSO IN THE BLUE PLANETS WORLD
See the series page at amazon.com/gp/bookseries/B074Y28FGW
Sirens, Book 2 is the continuing story in a science fiction trilogy. When aliens beg refuge on Earth, they ask only for a home in the seas. But what if Earth's oceans aren't empty? The Phoke, the mer men and mermaids of Earth have remained hidden for centuries. But a Risonian water-borne illness forces them to come out of hiding and take a place at the negotiation table.
Pilgrims, Book 3 is the exciting conclusion of an epic science fiction trilogy that pits Risonians and Earthlings against inevitable implosion of a planet. A small courageous team from Earth travels to Rison to find the cure for a water-borne disease that threatens the Phoke, the mermen and mermaids of Earth. But Rison's implosion is pending. In a rush against time, they must deal with the politics of desperate men and the tricks of a dying planet. Will they find the cure and escape in time?
ENVOYS, Prequel
Envoys, Prequel is the short story of the first contact with the Risonians on their Cadee Moon Base. The ambitious naval officer Blake Rose joins the team as the comparative biology specialist. He's the first to shake hands with a Risonian, Dayexi Quad-de, who immediately captures his heart. Still, he has a job to do: protect Earth from aliens.Interested in the origin of the Blue Planets World series? This is the short story for you.

BOOK ONE IN THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES

Instant New York Times bestseller
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sabaa Tahir
Amazon's Best Young Adult Book of 2015
People's Choice Award winner - Favorite Fantasy
Bustle's Best Young Adult Book of 2015

“This novel is a harrowing, haunting reminder of what it means to be human — and how hope might be kindled in the midst of oppression and fear.” — The Washington Post

“An Ember in the Ashes could launch Sabaa Tahir into JK Rowling territory…It has the addictive quality of The Hunger Games combined with the fantasy of Harry Potter and the brutality of Game of Thrones.”—Public Radio International

"An Ember in the Ashes glows, burns, and smolders—as beautiful and radiant as it is searing."—Huffington Post 
 
“A worthy novel – and one as brave as its characters.” —The New York Times Book Review
 

Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free.
 
Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.
 
It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.
 
But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy.
 
There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself. 
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